'Near Liverpool, Looking towards Manchester', 1831.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm

'Near Liverpool, Looking towards Manchester', 1831.

Bury, T T (Thomas Talbot)

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library


Coloured aquatint engraved by H Pyall after a drawing by Thomas Talbot Bury (1811-1877) showing a view of cuttings near Liverpool on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. Constructed under the guidance of chief engineer George Stephenson (1781-1848), the line laid between Liverpool and Manchester was the world's first intercity railway. The opening ceremony on 15 September 1830 included a procesion of eight locomotives, including Robert Stephenson's (1803-1859) famous 'Rocket'. Published by R Ackermann, London.



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